Life skills are very important in becoming a successful member of our society. I have been teaching these types of skills to one of my special education students to make her more knowledgeable about events that will occur after high school. The student has recently had to look through the employment ads, fill out an application, and ask people to be a reference for her. Proper interview techniques/questions were reviewed, and an interview was completed. After being hired, the student had to complete a W-4 form and learn about all the deductions on her paycheck. Next, looking through the ads for an apartment, one was selected, a lease was signed, and deposits and rent were paid. Weekly menus are planned out, grocery lists are made, and "virtual" groceries are purchased and put away in either the refrigerator, freezer, or cupboard and marked off as they are used. There will also be unplanned expenses and/or raises that will affect the budget that had been created. The picture shows the student completing a W-4 form.
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